North West

From magnificent houses and mighty castles, to stunning coastline and dramatic landscapes, there’s plenty to explore in the North West.

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Autumn adventures

Hunt for autumn leaves in the parkland

We've ideas for all the family. Thrash through heaps of crackling leaves; play a game of conkers; go on a walk through colourful woods or take a bracing windswept walk along the coast; discover the secrets of wildlife, insects and birds at this time of year as they prepare for the winter ahead. Get started by checking your list of ’50 Things to do before you’re 11 ¾’ – there are some great adventures to set off on this season. 

Where will you visit?

Lyme Park most majestic residents © Arnhel De Serra

Lyme Park most majestic residents

Gentle strolls, nature spectacles, warming stews and crumbles - here's what's on offer at our places this autumn

Take a break. Just here...

Lyme's most majestic residents © National Trust

Lyme's most majestic residents

Fancy a last minute holiday in the Lake District? We’ve 18 cosy holiday cottages and three beautiful campsites to choose from. Check out our latest offers

Rainy day ideas

Whatever the weather © National Trust

Whatever the weather

Need to keep the kids entertained on a rainy day? No problem - dress up in costume at Lyme, Little Moreton or Wray, play board games at Allan Bank or put on your raincoat and go puddle jumping!

Arrive in style

The first Ullswater Steamer arriving at Aira Force Pier © Ullswater Steamers

There's a new way to experience Aira Force and Ullswater - we've partnered up with Ullswater Steamers so you can hop on the boat and sail across the lake from Glenridding. 

Apple Day

The Keswick Codlin at Acorn Bankâ¿¿s Apple Day  © Val Corbett

Join Acorn Bank's annual apple day on Sunday 11 October. Learn from the experts, juice your own or identify forgotten varieties. There's music, stalls and more to keep the family entertained.

Say hello

Learn about our news, events and special offers on Facebook and Twitter © National Trust

We're on Facebook and Twitter - like and follow us to join the conversation and keep up with the latest news, activities and offers in the North West.